How To Install A Bespoke Tile Mural

A tile mural is a great way to decorate your space to make it seem like a brighter and more artistic area. Whether you’re putting a mural in a bathroom or a kitchen, the tile mural is a lovely way to add a unique flair to the walls.  However, not everyone knows how best to put up a tile mural onto their walls . We’re going to be looking at how you put the tile mural up onto your wall.

So, how do I install a mural?

When it comes to installing a mural, there are specific steps that you need to take. To begin with, you need to trace around the outside of the mural while it is pressed against the wall, to make sure that you know where you’re working and how you’re attatching it. Your pencil line needs to be straight and level on the wall so that the mural is not crooked or out of shape.

Your next step is about making sure that you have all the tiles in the correct order for fitting. We use a map style grid to label each of our tile murals. We label each row with a letter and each column with a number.

From there, you’re going to need to take some tile adhesive, either premixed or mix it with water to create the substance which you’ll use to bind the tiles to the wall. Once you have applied the tile adhesive to the space which is contained within the shape of the mural that you’ve outlined in pencil, making sure that you have a flat and smooth surface in the process. You’ll also need to drag the notched end of a tile tool across the mixture, creating ridges in the surface, which will enable better adhesion of the tile mural to the wall.

From there, you’ll need to press the mural onto the wall, making sure to put pressure on the entire area to make sure no one part of the mural does not stick. It now needs to sit and adequately merge with the tile adhesive. This part of the process is especially important, as it will ensure that you are holding the mural in place and that it will bond to the wall properly. If it does not, then you run the risk of the mural falling and becoming damaged, so make sure that there’s a good adhesion to the wall.

Overall, applying a tile mural to a wall is a fairly straightforward process, and with proper planning and equipment it can be achieved by any DIYer. The most important part of the process is going to be the sticking of the mural to the wall, as you need a good firm basis for the mural to stick to for it to be safe and secure.

Not sure how to cut tiles, have a read of our post on “How To Cut Ceramic Tiles“.